Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
(Jan. 20 – 3DS)
January kicks off with a game for the Nintendo 3DS, and it’s an absolute classic from the PS2 days that you may want to check out if you missed out all those years ago. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King puts players in control of the Hero as they fight to rid the kingdom of Trodain from Dhoulmagus’ curse. It’s an RPG with classic party composition and turned based action.
This isn’t your typical port, though. It has new features such as themes for dungeons that weren’t available on PS2, two more playable characters (Red and Morrie, who were NPCs in the original game), monsters appearing on the world map instead of random encounters, photo quests, voice acting, new scenarios, and more.